David Bentley, Jackie Tyrell and Aaron Kernan feature  in “TheToughest Trade”. The  documentary film  follows the GAA players  who experience professional sports of baseball and football while former professional athletes David Bentley and Brian Schneider experience the life of an amateur GAA club player with Crossmaglen Rangers, Armagh, and James Stephens, Kilkenny. Photograph: Sportsfile

The first thing that needs to be said about The Toughest Trade, which aired on TV3 on Thursday night, is that Jackie Tyrrell is one of the very few me(...)

Referee Alan Kelly and Shane O’Neill check on Christopher Joyce after sustaining an injury which is now revealed to have been a cruciate ligamanet tear. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Cork full back Christopher Joyce landed awkwardly on his right leg six minutes into his team’s now bitter-sweat victory over Dublin on Saturday, (...)

Paul Galvin: realised he had called time on himself a few seasons too early and decided to return to the Kerry panel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The news from the Kingdom this week confirmed that Don Henley was right about Kerry football: you can check out any time you like but you can never le(...)

Paul Galvin will play for the Kerry team in a challenge match on Tuesday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eamonn Fitzmaurice thought he already had selection headaches ahead of him picking this year’s Kerry forward line with the return of Tommy Walsh and (...)

Kerry’s Paul Murphy: “There will be good competition there next year but that is only good for Kerry.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry footballer Paul Murphy had no reservations about dropping last month’s All Star trip to Boston to represent his club in the East Kerry final in(...)

Tommy Walsh’s AFL career with Sydney Swams was interrupted by injury. Photograph: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has confirmed the return of Tommy Walsh to the Kerry fold. The Kerry manager says that Walsh will play with Kerry in the McGrath Cu(...)

St. Vincent’s forward Diarmuid Connolly after the All-Ireland club final win ver Castlebar Mitchells’s at Croke Park in March 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

St Vincent’s 4-12 Castlebar Mitchells 2-11 Sometimes club football just isn’t a fair fight. All the slingshots in the world aren’t much use to David w(...)

Ipswich’s Stephen Hunt in action against   Charlton Athletic: his understandable comments sparked a firestorm of abuse.  Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

It didn’t take the firestorm of abuse that erupted in response to Stephen Hunt’s perfectly unexceptional original column to demonstrate yet again that(...)

A copy of the West Australian newspaper showing headlines surrounding the death of Phillip Hughes. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 28, 2014, 08:32

James O’Donoghue has provided an insight into his great year, “shouldering the burden” of becoming Kerry’s talisman in the absence of Colm Cooper, but(...)

Austin Stacks’ William Kirby in action against Colm Cooper of Dr Crokes. “Your career is short enough and I’m finding it hard to walk away.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/inpho

Two ways of looking at this. William Kirby, who lines out for Austin Stacks in tomorrow’s Kerry county final, will be 40 next February. Or – just a se(...)